Owning your own home, earning a college education, starting your own business …these are just a few of the hallmarks of what has long been called “The American Dream.” Unfortunately for many families in today’s tough economy, many aspects of that dream have become increasingly difficult to attain.
The weather outside has firmly convinced us all that fall is here and, as I mentioned last month, it is my favorite season.
The month of November is a time to give thanks for all we have in our community and our strong member support.
I’m very proud to announce that Tri County Special Recreation Association’s Wolves Volleyball team has captured the victory for State Division 6.
One of the reasons I love working where I do is the sense of community I feel when I walk through the library and help someone find a book, or when I run into a patron in town and we have a conversation about what is going on at the library.
The Downers Grove Township is thrilled to be in its 25th year of offering the Life Skills program to local schools. During the 2013-14 school year, our program will be at 22 schools located within the Township and reaching approximately 3,400 students. Jason Shiliga and I teach the program, which includes a variety of lessons developed following the Social Emotional Learning standards.
Grocery baggers or customer service representatives, as they are titled in some grocery stores, are invisible workers doing a small convenience for you. They work diligently for about four hours a day, and some would like to work more. However, their hours are limited by the corporations who hire people with disabilities for part-time work only. It is a thankless, tedious job not many people are willing to do. But for some, this is their only job and income. The announced closing of all Illinois Dominick’s stores will likely have an impact on a few of them.